The holiday season is coming up quickly, and it seems to always put everyone good spirits. This season is the perfect to time to give back to those who are less fortunate. It’s important that we give back so everyone can have the best holiday season possible!
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Serve a Meal at a Shelter
A shelter is always a great place to start when you are looking to give back. This can even be a bonding experience for the whole family. If you can’t make it on Thanksgiving or Christmas day, any day during the holiday season is great as well. Put on a smile and spread some cheer while serving up a warm meal. You are guaranteed to make someone’s day.
Donate Gifts to a Gift Drive
There are always gift drives going on during the holiday season. There is probably one going on a few miles down the street from you. On your next trip to Target or Wal-Mart, pick up an extra toy, or maybe even some extra clothes, and drop them off at your local gift drive. There is no gift too big or too small when helping those in need!
Help a Senior Citizen with Decorations
If you’re looking for more of a personal task, offer to help an elderly neighbor with holiday decorations. Getting decorations down from the attic, unpacking them from boxes, and putting up a tall tree are challenging tasks for anyone. Lend your strength to a neighbor and gain bonding time with someone who will have many life stories to tell. Chances are, you’ll walk away with a huge smile on your face.
There are so many opportunities to give back during the holiday season. Keep your eyes open and find one that appeals to you!
My name is Lauren Peavy and I am 20 years old. I am a junior at Florida State University and I'm studying Retail Merchandising and Product Development with a minor in Business. I hope to be in the retail industry one day and hopefully I will be able to tie in my love for writing! I love the beach, iced coffee, fresh flowers, and spending time with friends and family!